The Brighton Philharmonic has been bringing amazing concerts to music lovers all along the South coast and beyond for almost 100 years. Some of the world’s greatest musicians have been associated with it during that time and it is now one of the last regional professional orchestras. Nicolas Chisholm relates how a local music teacher founded an orchestra for her son to conduct and such was its success that she was soon able to invite Sir Thomas Beecham to be President of it.
Nicolas Chisholm retired as Chairman of the Orchestra in 2019 just before the Pandemic, having steered it through six challenging years. He is therefore uniquely placed to talk about its development, its highs and lows.
Nicolas Chisholm was a choral scholar at St John’s College Cambridge where he graduated with a degree in Classics. After a spell in Chichester Cathedral Choir he became Head of Classics at Hurstpierpoint College, continuing to sing professionally throughout the South of England. Before retirement in 2010 he was Headmaster of the Yehudi Menuhin School for 22 years when he was awarded an MBE for services to music education. He is currently a governor of St Paul’s Girl’s School and Chairman of the Baroque Collective.
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